Starting a regular walking program offers numerous health and fitness benefits!
Good for your heart: Walking regularly can help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both of which contribute to heart disease.
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Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year as cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness. However, not all of the prevailing wisdom about viral in... Read more
Recently Lori, a client of mine, called me angry, upset and discouraged. She had just returned from her yearly physical, which she had been eagerly anticipating. Though she hadn't reached her weight-loss goal, Lori had made many lifestyle c... Read more
According to a recent study published in Pediatrics, a child is more likely to be overweight at a young age if his mother was overweight before she became pregnant.
Ohio State University researchers studied data from more than 3,000 children and... Read more
Here are more thoughts and testimonials from the community, our SparkPeople members.
I've tried eDiets, Weight Watchers, TOPPS and never seemed at home. Somehow, I feel more at ease here and I have not explored mo... Read more
I am a mother of four kids, I have a very overweight husband (who don't care if I lose weight or not because he thinks I am beautiful just the way I am), I have two dogs, and I am a full time college student in nursing. My life is crazy I have day c... Read more
I'm not sure what the correct caloric intake would be for me. I'm nursing a 6 month old and would like to lose my baby weight. I'm currently around 192 and would like to get down to 150. Any thoughts or informational sites where I can research? Th... Read more
I would like to say hi to all MDS nurses affiliated with this site. Our jobs are highly stressful and are mostly sedentary. Long working hours and mental fatigue are contributing factors why we tend to overlook daily exercise. In my world, I work 6 d... Read more
I was looking for tools to help my patients set and reach their health goals when I stumbled upon this site. I am so impressed. I am going to use it personally and ask my patients that have computer access to use this powerful tool. I have used weigh... Read more
My name is Silvia. I just graduated nursing school and admittedly have not had the healthiest lifestyle over the past 4.5 years. Now that I am done with school, I have decided to become the nurse that can inspire her patients to live a healthy life... Read more
One of the simple home remedy cure for Blood Pressure is Fenugreek Seeds.The Process:1. Take a pinch of Raw Fenugreek Seeds, about 8 - 10 seeds2. Swallow it with water before taking your breakfast, every morningThe Cure:The seeds of Fenugreek... Read more
Iíve decided to make it an annual tradition to blog about what Iím thankful for at this time of the year. I feel like I do a pretty good job of being thankful year-round for a lot of things in my life: my family, my friends, a stable job that I enj... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. Give It a Twirl: Low-Calorie Pasta RecipesPasta lovers, take note. All of these recipes--from Lemony Carrot Risotto to Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells--have 500 calories... Read more
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